Deadly Month for US Troops in Iraq

IRAQ - The US death toll in Iraq is now 86 - making October the war's bloodiest month in almost two years.

The death toll for Iraqis is far more grim - nearly one thousand have died in the last three weeks.

President Bush says he remains opposed to any announced withdrawal from the war-torn country - but that he and top military commanders are discussing how to force Iraq's government to take control.